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SIMULTECH is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of the International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications (SIMULTECH) is to bring together researchers and practitioners from various fields interested in the technological advances and application challenges in all fields of modeling and simulation. The specific topics listed under each of these tracks highlight the interest of this conference in aspects related to computing, including Conceptual Modeling, Agent Based Modeling and Simulation, Interoperability, Ontologies, Knowledge Based Decision Support, Petri Nets, Business Process Modeling and Simulation, amongst others.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Agent-Directed Simulation
  • Biologically and Nature-Inspired Systems Simulation
  • Collaborative Systems
  • Interoperability
  • Multiscale Simulation
  • Performance Analysis
  • Cloud Computing
  • Conceptual Modeling
  • Co-Simulation
  • Data Analytics and Simulation
  • Decision Support
  • Discrete-Event Simulation
  • Distributed and Parallel Simulation
  • Hardware in the Loop Simulation
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Neural Nets and Fuzzy Systems
  • Non-Linear Systems
  • Ontologies
  • Optimization Issues
  • Petri Nets
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Rare Event Simulation and Co-Simulation
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Risk Analysis
  • Security
  • Verification and Validation


  • Technologies, Tools and Platforms
  • Computer Simulation Techniques
  • Domain-Specific Tools
  • Education and Training
  • Laboratory Simulation Software
  • Security/Emergency Support Tools
  • Team-Support Tools
  • Visualization Techniques and Virtual Reality


  • Automotive Industry
  • Biological and Social Systems Simulation
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Clean Energy and Power Systems
  • Construction Engineering and Project Management
  • Crisis and Conflict Management
  • Cyber-Physical-Social Systems
  • Cybersecurity Protocols and Schemes
  • Electronics Design and Manufacturing
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Environmental Modeling
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • GIS/GPS Systems
  • Green Technologies
  • Healthcare and Elderly Care
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
  • Intelligent Transportation
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Systems
  • Materials
  • Plant Simulation
  • Process Engineering
  • Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics
  • Security and Military
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Energy Systems
  • Smart Cities and Homes
  • Entertainment and Serious Games
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Telecommunication Systems and Networks
  • Wireless Systems


Frank DignumUmeå University, Sweden
Benjamin UekermannUniversity of Stuttgart, Germany
Andrea D'AmbrogioDip. Ingegneria dell'Impresa, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas.

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

When submitting a complete paper please note that only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted complete papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


SIMULTECH Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Our conference will take place at the Lisbon Marriott Hotel, this 4 star Venue was considered Portugal’s leading conference hotel.


Floriano De RangoDimes, University of Calabria, Italy


Gerd WagnerBrandenburg University of Technology, Germany
Frank WernerFaculty of Mathematics, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany


Saleh Abdel-Afou Alaliyat, IKT, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Mikulas Alexik, Technical Cybernetic, University of Zilina, Slovak Republic
Mohd Ashraf Ahmad, Faculty of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
Joshua T. Berryman, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Wolfgang Borutzky, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Christos Bouras, Computer Engineering and Informatics Department, University of Patras, Greece
Francesco Casella, DEIB, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Franco Cicirelli, ICAR - CNR, Italy
Flavio S. Correa da Silva, Computer Science, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Ana Cortés, Computer Architecture and Operating Systems, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Guyh Dituba Ngoma, 445, boulevard de l'Université, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada
Karim Djemame, Computing, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Paul Fishwick, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Ian Flood, Rinker School, College of Design, Construction, and Planning, University of Florida, United States
Jason Friedman, Physical Therapy, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Marco Furini, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
José Manuel Galán, Civil Engineering, Universidad de Burgos, Spain
Charlotte Gerritsen, Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Apostolos Gkamas, University Ecclesiastical Academy of Vella, Ioannina, Greece
Alexandra Grancharova, Department of Industrial Automation, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Bulgaria
Giorgio Guariso, DEIB, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Mykola Gusti, ESM, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
Cathal Heavey, School of Engineering, University of Limerick, Ireland
Rainer Hegselmann, Philosophy, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Tsan-Sheng Hsu, No 128 Section 2 Academy Road, Nankang, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Republic of China
Nobuaki Ishii, Faculty of Engineering, Kanagawa University, Japan
Emilio Jimenez Macias, Electrical Engineering, University of La Rioja, Spain
Anniken Karlsen, Larsgårdsvegen 2, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Luk Knapen, IMOB, Hasselt University, Belgium
Juš Kocijan, Department of Systems and Control, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Petia Koprinkova-Hristova, IICT - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Vladik Kreinovich, University of Texas at El Paso, United States
Claudia Krull, Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany
Bogdan Kuchta, Chemistry, University of Aix-Marseille, France
Jean Le Fur, Ecology, Biodiversity and Functioning of Continental Ecosystems (ECOBIO), IRD (Inst. Res. Development), France
Antonio M. Lopes, Mechanical Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
Guillermina Luque, National University of Córdoba, Argentina
Johannes Lüthi, Rectorate, FH Kufstein Tirol, Austria
Nick Malleson, School of Geography, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Tomas Margalef, Autonomous University Barcelona, Spain
Carla Martin-Villalba, Informática y Automática, UNED, Spain
Alexander V. Martynenko, Kharkiv National University, Ukraine
Moreno Marzolla, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy
Radek Matušu, Faculty of Applied Informatics, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
Adel Mhamdi, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Jairo R. Montoya-Torres, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia
Nobuhiko Mukai, Computer Science, Tokyo City University, Japan
Navonil Mustafee, University of Exeter Business School, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Nazmun Nahar, University of Jyvaskyla, University of Tartu, Finland
Giovanni Nardini, Department of Information Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy
George Pavlidis, Institute for Language and Speech Processing, "Athena" Research Centre, Greece
Alessandro Pellegrini, Department of Civil and Computer Engineering, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
Alexandr Y. Petukhov, Research laboratory "Mathematical methods of political analysis and forecasting", Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Vassilis Pontikis, DRF/IRAMIS & DES/ISAS/DMN/SRMA - Bdg. 455/ Room 214, Atomic Energy Commission, France
Adrian Pop, Linkoping University, Sweden
Tomas Potuzak, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
M. R. Riazi, Chemical & Natural Gas Engineering, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, United States
Paul Richmond, Computer Science, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
José L. Risco-Martín, Computer Architecture and Automation, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Ella E. Roubtsova, MST, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Grzegorz Sierpinski, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
James C. Spall, Applied Physics Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins University, United States
William Spataro, Department of Mathematics, University of Calabria, University of Calabria, Italy
Richard Stoll, Rice University, United States
Mu-Chun Su, Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China
K. R. Thórisson, Computer Science, Reykjavik University & IIIM, Iceland
Klaus G. Troitzsch, Institute of Information Systems in Business and Public Administration, University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz Campus, Germany
Durk-Jouke van der Zee, Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Svetlana Vasileva-Boyadzhieva, 30, Boris Rangelov Str., Bulgarian Modeling and Simulation Association (BULSIM), Bulgaria
Antonio Virdis, Ingegneria dell'Informazione, University of Pisa, Italy
Friederike Wall, Controlling and Strategic Management, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Kuan Yew Wong, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Yiping Yao, College of Information System and Management, National University of Defense Technology, China